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My Boob Hurts!

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woopsidaisy Tue 20-Nov-12 22:44:21

Hi. DS3 is 13 weeks, and I'm bf. My right boob has had a touch of what I think is mastitis twice. I have managed to stop it early on with lots of massage and paracetemol. But for the last week it hurts when he feeds-the nipple hurts most. And I get sharp stabbing pains in the breast when he is not feeding. Has anyone else had this? The breast is not hard or red, but is tender.

notnagging Tue 20-Nov-12 23:07:13

Is he latching on properly?

hellymelly Tue 20-Nov-12 23:12:35

It sounds like thrush, or it could be a blocked duct. The stabbing pains are typical of thrush, with a blocked duct it would hurt if you press the breast, or bump it (if the block is too deep to see). If it is a block then feeding for a really long feed will usually shift it, with hot flannels before feeding.

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